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Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
The Shelbyville Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.
Coming into Kentucky presentation
The Painted Stone Players and Kentucky Chautauqua will present Daniel Boone, Pathfinder 1734-1820 – Coming into Kentucky at 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Public Library. The part of Boone will be portrayed by Scott New.
A 10-week series of weight management classes begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. The classes will meet one hour each week. The cost is $10 for the entire series. For more information and to register, call 633-4593.
Mount Eden Fish Fry
Mount Eden Ruritan club will have a fish fry at 5-8 p.m. Friday at the club. The meal will include fish, cole slaw, baked beans, potato wedges, drink and dessert. For more information, contact Yvette Perry, 502-376-4291 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library walking club
The Shelby County Public Library Walkers will meet at the FAC parking lot at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning Monday. Meet near the start of the walking path to get organized. The goal is to walk 1 mile, with the distance to be extended as the program continues. Bring water. Registration is required; no limit in number of participants. Note: Make sure your doctor has approved you to participate in this exercise program. For more information, call the library call 633-3803 and ask for Linda or E-mail email@example.com.
Wooden picture frame craft
Need something to do during spring break? The Shelby County Public Library will have a program create a unique picture frame. This program, for middle- and high-school students, will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Limited space is available. To reserve a spot, call 633-3803.
Bagdad Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
NAACP meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
Simpsonville Lions Club
Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville Community Center.
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Lincoln Institute Alumni
Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.
First Saturday Walk
The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center. If the weather is bad, the walk will be inside.
Bunny Day at Red Orchard Park
Saturday will be Bunny Day at the Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. The center will be open 1-5 p.m. with special events starting at 3 p.m. Attendees can watch the holiday classic Here Comes Peter Cottontail and have Peeptastic treats. An egg hunt will follow the movie, around 4 p.m., for kids 10 and under. For planning purposes RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 4-part series of classes about diabetes will begin at 1 p.m. April 12, May 10 and June 14 at the Shelby County Extension Office. If you have diabetes or are at high risk for diabetes, plan to register for this free class so that you can make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent and/or manage diabetes. Call 633-4593 to register.
Cancer support group resumes meeting
The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group will resume its meetings at 7 p.m. April 12 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Community Room. The group doesn’t meet during the winter months.
‘The Orphan Brigade’ at library
A program on “The Orphan Brigade” will be at 6-7 p.m. April 12 at the Shelby County Public Library. This event will be presented by Julie Hardaway, Kentucky president of the Daughters of the Confederate Veterans; Noble Roberts, S.A.R, life member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and The John Hunt Morgan Camp; and the Orphan Brigade K.A. A photo display of members of the original Orphan Brigade will be in the Hudson Room as well as ancestors of these soldiers, in period costume, who will relate stories of their ancestors. For more information, call 633-3803 or visit www.scplibrary.net.
Play On! at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre presents Play On!, written by Rick Abbot and directed by Iverson Warinner. Performance dates are April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and April 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 for students. For reservations, call 633-0242. The theater is located at 801 Main Street.
Mount Eden horse show
Mount Eden Saddle Club’s first horse show of the season will be 6 p.m. April 14. The horse shows will continue every second Saturday through Oct. 13. If there’s rain, the shows will be on the fourth Saturday. For more information, call 502-232-5071.
Wii bowling tournament
The first Wii bowling tournament will be April 14 at Pleasureville United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 2 p.m. The cost is $20 per team of four. A prize will be awarded for the first and second-place teams. To preregister contact Jessica Durrett at 396-7140.
Project Graduation fundraisers
Project Graduation will host a fundraiser at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 14-15 and April 28-29. Students will be selling hotdogs and drinks in front of Kroger on Boone Station Road in Shelbyville to raise money for their graduation celebration. The students will have roadblocks at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 in three locations. To volunteer or donate, call Kim Blocker at 502-314-4859.
Earth Day celebration
The Earth Day celebration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 at Red Orchard Park. Events include wagon rides around the park, pony rides, live birds and critters to pet, free goodies and hands-on activities for the kids. Plus, the Miller Outdoor Education Center will be open so you can tour it and check out all the new displays, including the bee tree! You can even buy lunch while you’re there and have a picnic. There will be bluebird monitoring training 11 a.m. at the Clear Creek Trailblazers’ table. Everything else will be ongoing through out the day. For more information, E-mail email@example.com.
A caregiver seminar will be at 2-3 p.m. April 16 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library. The session will include information about the free caregiver services that are available. Register for this seminar by contacting Helen Hord at 502-452-6341 x 226 or the library at 633-3803.
Shelbyville citywide clean-up
The city of Shelbyville’s Department of Public Works will have citywide clean-up April 16-20 for those residents within the city limits who pay city taxes – no businesses. Appliances (except microwaves) will be picked up, but they must have doors secured to prevent someone being trapped in them. Any small items must be bagged or boxed. Limbs, no longer than 6 feet or larger than 6 inches in diameter, must be stacked separately no higher than 4 feet high. Residents should call Public Works at 633-1094 to leave address for requested pickup.
Project Graduation meeting
All senior and junior parents in Shelby County are needed to help plan and work Project Graduation. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Waldridge Center at Clear Creek Park. Students and parents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kendra Hayes at 655-0613
Walk off the pounds at library
The library program “Walk off the Pounds” begins 9:30-10 a.m. April 17 and will continue Tuesday through Friday in the library’s Hudson Room. A DVD will be used to get started, and eventually the program will include weights and flex bands. Make sure your doctor has approved you to participate in this exercise program. Registration is required; limit 25. For more information, call the library at 633-3803 and ask for Linda or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cattlemen’s Association meeting
The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information call, Irvin Kupper at 807-5617.
Shelby County Public Schools kindergarten registration and free screening for children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1 will be conducted at each of the six elementary schools. Attendees may choose any time and location. Registration is 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 17. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card and two proofs of residence.
Wild turkey seminar
A session about the native wild turkey will be held at the Miller Outdoor Education Center in Red Orchard Park at 6-8 p.m. on April 17. Joyce Fitzgerald of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will share the history of this large bird. For more information, E-mail email@example.com.
SCHS dance tryouts
Shelby County High School’s dance team will have tryouts at 5:30-7 p.m. April 17-19 in Mike Casey Gymnasium at SCHS. Freshman through seniors girls are invited and must have a current sports physical. Forms can be picked up in the main office. Plan to wear appropriate dance clothes and dance or tennis shoes. Participants will learn a routine and techniques on Tuesday and Wednesday and will perform for the judges on Thursday.
Gold Wing Riders meeting
Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets April 20 -- rather than its traditional first Friday – at the Stratton Center. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information visit www.saddlebredwings.org.
Highway 55 Yard Sale
The annual Highway 55 Yard Sale will be April 19-22, with hub being the Finchville Community Center in Finchville. Any and all communities are encouraged to set up yard sales along KY 55. For information on booth rentals, call 502-834-7754.
Monument restoration training
Learn how to preserve and restore stones, do genealogical rubbings safely, earn an apprentice certification and enjoy making a difference. Monument restoration training sponsored by Commonwealth Bank at Grove Hill Cemetery will be from 9 a.m. until we are tired April 21 and 1:30 p.m. until we’re tired April 22. Registration for individuals is $35, couples $60, youth $15 (age 10 or older) and certified apprentices $10. Fees include Saturday lunch and beginners’ materials. For reservations, contact Bonnie Burks Gray at 502-633-6941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSU president’s gala
Kentucky State University will host its eighth annual president’s scholarship gala on April 21. The gala begins at 7:30 p.m. and the VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Uniting Generations…Securing Futures.” For more information, call 502-597-6760 or E-mail email@example.com.
Thunder Over Louisville event
The KFC Yum! Center River Bash will celebrate Thunder Over Louisville and feature live entertainment, food and cash bar, 1 p.m.-midnight on April 21 at the KFC Yum! Center, rear entrance on River Road. The event will include a “Thunder Day Buffet” feast from 4 p.m.–7 p.m., cash bar, and live entertainment featuring local legends, The Louisville Crashers. Seats are available for $100, reserved, or $800 for a table of eight, with guests able to come and go as they please throughout the day. Children ages 2 and under are free. Seats are limited. For reservations, contact Iris Brown at 502-367-5150, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details are available at www.kfcyumcenter.com
Benefit for Bill Downey
There will be a benefit for cancer patient Bill Downey 6-10 p.m. April 21 at Cropper Baptist Church in the building behind the church. Admission is $10 and does not include dinner. Better Daze, an oldies rock, will provide the entertainment starting at 7. Also performing will be Joe Yates, Danny Thomashood and Shades of Pink. There will be a silent auction. For more information contact Sheryl at 502-276-4963 or Lorie at 633-6832
Babb family benefit
A benefit for the family of the late Stacey Babb will be 1 p.m.-5 p.m. April 22 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. Babb died of brain cancer and left behind a 5-year-old son, a husband, Tim, and thousands in unpaid medical bills. The event will feature a motorcycle display, public and silent auctions a spaghetti meal and a concert, featuring classic rock/Christian band Exitup and several other performers. To make a donations or for more information, contact J. Howard Griffith at 633-2763.
Interscholastic equestrian competition
Cattail Creek and Walnut Way Farm will co-host an Interscholastic Equestrian Association saddle seat competition at 11 a.m. on April 22 at Walnut Way Farm on Shelbyville road. Riders are involved in a riding program and attend weekly practice lessons. Horses for competitions are acquired from different sources by the hosting team. Riders select their mounts by “luck of the draw.” For more information, E-mail email@example.com.
4-H Hoof Beats painting party
The 4-H Hoof Beats meets 3 p.m. April 22 at Shelby Trails Park. Where your grungiest, “dirty” clothes and a can of paint as we will have a painting party. Bring any old can of paint you may have lying around the house, garage, etc. These hours allow our members to compete in District and State level competitions.
4-H Hoof Beats meeting changed
Because of the mounted games schedule, the 4-H Hoof Beats Club will have its monthly meeting on April 22. Five riders will compete in the second leg (out of three) tournaments for the Bluegrass Championship pm April 21-22 in Ohio. They will not return until that Sunday evening. The mounted games practice will not be held on April 24. For more information, send an E-mail Kate Raisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands-on cooking experience
Two Shelby County women will share how to make their summer harvest pasta and citrus salad during a program April 23 at the Shelby County Extension Office. This 2-hour class will start at 6 p.m. The class size is limited, and registration is required, with a fee of $10. The deadline is April 20. Contact Brandy Kemper at 502-321-5907 or email@example.com or Rebecca Dingbaum at 502-844-2699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life events schedule
Team captain meetings for the Relay for Life will be 7 p.m. April 24 at the Waldridge Center. Sign up your team at relayforlife.org/shelbyky. Bank Night will start at 4 p.m. May 15 at Citizens Union Bank’s main branch. Teams of eight to 15 people from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track. Anyone who is interested in serving on the 2012 Relay for Life committee can contact Karen at email@example.com; Anissa Brown, at 502-560-6019 or Anissa.Snyder@CANCER.ORG.
Leather belt crafting
A seminar on leather belt crafting for teens will be at 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Shelby County Public Library. The Tandy Leather Company will bring all the supplies needed. Participants will be stamping and dyeing the leather, so old clothes should be worn. There are only 20 spots available. To register, call 633-3803 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community-wide baby shower
A free Shelby County Community Baby Shower for pregnant women and those with a child 0-2 years old (dads can come too) will be at 2 to 4 p.m. April 24 at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street. There will be refreshments, door prizes and lots of great educational information available. This event is sponsored by the Shelby County Schools’ Family Resource Centers and the North Central Health Department.
Gospel concert at Cornerstone
A Southern gospel concert will be April 27 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The local band No Tools Loaned will be on stage at 6 p.m., and the Talleys will follow at 7 p.m. Premium, general and group tickets are on sale at www.CCAofKY.org or by phone 502-633-4070.
Project graduation meeting
The next project graduation meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 27 at Collins High School. Volunteers are needed for the event on June 2, from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. If you would like to help, contact Kendra Hayes at email@example.com.
Shelbyville garden and art fair
Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host the 12th Annual Shelbyville Garden and Art Fair at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 28 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds pavilion. Hundreds of perennial plants from members’ gardens will be offered for sale. Garden exhibits, arts and craftsman displays, as well as Kentucky horticultural organizations, will be on site. Music and food accompany the event. The Shelbyville Farmers’ Market will open until 1 p.m. The Master Gardeners are seeking exhibitors for the fair. If interested or for more information, contact Carol Ison at 502-834-7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Grace at Cornerstone
Contemporary pop Christian artist Jamie Grace will perform at Cornerstone Christian Academy at 6 p.m. April 28. Grace has two No. 1 hits in her first two releases. Tickets and more information can be found on Facebook/Jamie Grace Concert/Open Act Contest. There will also be an open act contest with three to five acts chosen to open for her that night with a chance to win $200. Download entries on the Facebook page. Tickets are on sale at www.ccaofky.org or by calling 502-633-4070. The cost is $10 in advance, $8 in advance of groups 10 and $12 at the door.
Red Cross blood donation
The American Red Cross will have a blood donation event at 1-5 p.m. April 30 at Kroger, 311 Boone Station Road.
Leadership Shelby alumni luncheon
Leadership Shelby’s annual alumni luncheon and silent auction will be at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 3 at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.
Shelby Shape-Up classes
Would you will like to increase your flexibility, balance and strength and get an aerobic work out as well? Classes will be at 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Friday through May 4 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The series of Shelby Shape-Ups costs $20. For reservations, call the extension office at 633-4593.
Arthritis class at library
A new, 6-week arthritis exercise class will be at 6-7 p.m. on Mondays through May 7, at the Shelby County Public Library, Presented by certified instructor Terri Jenkins, the classes have a limit of 25 participants. The cost will be $10 for a materials fee, for a DVD from the Arthritis Foundation so that participates can exercise at home. For more information, call the library at 633-3803.
Bagdad Days to honor vets
Bagdad Days, a community event sponsored by Bagdad Baptist Church, will celebrate 20 years on May 12. The event will honor war veterans with a parade at 10 a.m. There will be a community quilt show starting at 9 a.m. and a 5K run/walk. The entry form for the race is available at www.bagdadbaptist.com or contact Phyllis Bailey at 502-640-6062.
100 women praying event
Marnel C. Moorman Family Life Center Presents: 100 Women Praying on Mother’s Day. This special prayer is for all women during the 11 a.m. service at the Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail, on May 13. For more information, call 502-633-5922.
Dave Ramsey’s financial course
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will continue through May 17 at Clay Street Baptist Church in Shelbyville. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday for 13 weeks in the family life center. Registration required, and first 10 families to register get a discount. For more information, contact Elaina Burks (502-417-8600 or email@example.com) or Marcia Duncan (502-321-4978 or Marcia@soldonKY.com).
FAC boot camp
The Challenge Boot camp is an 8-week fitness challenge to lose weight, inches and body fat while participating in a 2-month intense fitness boot camp. The camp ends May 17. The person who loses the most body fat at the end of the camp will receive a free, 2-month boot camp package, and the person who loses the most weight will receive a free three-month membership at the FAC. The camp will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with other times available at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park. The tuition is $120 for members and $150 for non-members. To register, contact Cathy Wilhoit, ACSM certified personal trainer, at 502-321-8576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holder’s anniversary gala
A 35th anniversary gala for Clay Street Baptist Pastor Ron Holder will be at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at the church’s Marnel C. Moorman FLC, 1940 Midland Trail. Tickets for this formal-attire dinner are $25. For more information, call 502-633-5922.
Relay for Life
The 2012 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, will be noon May 19 to 6 a.m. May 20 at Shelby County High School. Contact Karen at email@example.com; Anissa Brown, at 502-560-6019 or Anissa.Snyder@CANCER.ORG.
Former ‘Biggest Loser’ at First Baptist
Abby Rike, a 2009 contestant on the NBC reality show, The Biggest Loser, is one of the guest speakers May 21 at this year’s Encounter: Women of Worth Lifestyle Evangelism Conference at First Baptist Church of Shelbyville. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and pre-session workshops are at 4 p.m. The main session begins at 6:30 p.m. Early-bird registration extends through May 11 and is $20 per person. After May 11 the rate is $25 per person. Dinner is available for an additional $8 per person. To register, visit http://www.kybaptist.org/ewow. For additional information, call 502-489-3570 or 866-489-3570.
‘’Til Beth Do Us Part’ at theater
Performances of Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of ‘Til Beth Do Us Part, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, will be June 1-3 and 8-10. The play is directed by Chris Wise. The theater is located at 801 Main St.
Habitat for Humanity golf fundraiser
The sixth annual Drive It Home Golf Classic to benefit Shelby County Habitat for Humanity will be at noon June 4 at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course. The cost will be $125 per player or $500 per team. First- and second-place prizes will go to the top scoring teams, and there are various other prizes and contests. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a boxed lunch. Player benefits include free lunch at the clubhouse, green fees, cart, beverage (non-alcoholic), free range balls and practice facility.
Adult classes scheduled
The JCTC Adult Education Program in Shelby County offers free programs for adults. Individuals seeking a GED can study at their own pace or attend classes; skill review – to read better, improve writing skills, or brush up on math to get a better job or prepare for college; national career readiness certification – verify your skills in three key areas that are important to employers; paraeducator – providing the necessary training and testing to help individuals who plan to work in the school systems as an instructional assistant; English as a second language (ESL). GED test is free until June 20. Call or stop by for information at the following locations: JCTC Shelby County Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road, room 125, 633-5524 extension 33669, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Shelby County Public Library, 309 Eighth Street, 633-3803, Monday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and St. James Episcopal Church (ESL service only), 222 Main Street, 502-220-9121, Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
SCHS Class of ‘82 reunion
The Shelby County High School Class of 1982 will have its 30th class reunion at 6 p.m.-midnight on July 21 at Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. The cost is $45 single/$90 couple before July 1. For more information, contact Mary Hayes Smith at 502-487-8205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org or can be picked up at 6th & Main Coffee Shop or Josh Haines State Farm on KY 55. The applications must be mailed by the end of July to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066.
Shelby Christians will host the third National Recovery Month celebration on Sept. 21, 2012, at Highland Baptist Church. This is a celebration of people in recovery.
Free tax help for seniors
Volunteers trained through the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will be available to assist individuals with their income taxes. This free program, including E-File, is for low-to-moderate income individuals, especially those age 60 and older. These volunteers will be at Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road, on Mondays and Thursdays during February, March and up to April 15. Times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but appointments are requested. Call 633-3665 or 502-487-1612 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.
Free tax preparations
HJW Career and Financial Literacy Institute Inc. and Metro United Way will provide free tax-preparation services to the elderly (age 60 and older) and any family with a household income of less than $50,000. All returns are prepared by IRS-certified volunteer preparers. This service includes free electronic filing (e-file) and direct deposit. HJW is located 330 Main St., Suite A & B, in Shelbyville, and services will be offered there from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 18 through April 15. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. The program also will be offered at the La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St., at be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-April 15; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31. Call 647-3072 to schedule an appointment or visit one of the locations.
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271 or E-mail email@example.com.
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 6-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Free childcare is provided for the moms attending the meetings. The children are divided into age-appropriate classes. Nursing infants may remain with moms. On Wednesdays, a family meal is offered at 5-5:45 p.m. for $5 per adult, and children eat free. Mothers of Preschoolers is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery at the First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Pizza Café fellowship is 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. Thursdays; large group open share/praise/worship is 6:10 to 6:50 p.m.; a break is 6:50 to 7 p.m.; Small group gender specific open share is 7-8 p.m.; fellowship and snacks is 8-8:30 p.m.; Friday nights is step study night, call for times, John Flannagin 1-253-653-8349 or Ghedra Dunn 633-2665.
Chemical dependency program
Sessions in the Mount Empire Athletic League chemical dependency program will be at 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in March and April at New Life Baptist Church, 2378 Waddy Road. This is a curriculum-based program and will be free. For more information, call 502-682-8943.
Salvation Army donations
Currently the Salvation Army is accepting donations for good used furniture and household items to help those who have lost their home by fire. Contact Bonnie L. Roberts at 633-7813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park now has new exhibits on Kentucky Bison and now is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the Center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at email@example.com, http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.clearcreektrailblazers.org or https://www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers for more information.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
The Painted Stone Family Resource Center will offer free after-school tutoring. Two certified teachers will provide the tutoring to students from Painted Stone in grades K-5 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive, Shelbyville (off Midland Trail near Hardee’s).
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 200 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit https://apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.
A scrabble club will be held at the Family Activity Center. Suggested hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The club is free to the public. For more information or to join call, M. Randell at 610-0010.
Church Zumba class
The fitness and wellness ministry of New Mount Zion Church is now hosting a weekly Zumba Class 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Mulberry Building on Main Street. The cost is $3. For more information E-mail Tamika at TamikaandEugene@gmail.com
A spinning class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FAC. This class is free to members and $3 for non-members. Bring your own bike, stationary trainer and sweat towel.
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Holiday camp is available each and everyday that public school is out at the Family Activity Center. The hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 per day. Bring a brown bag lunch/drink, swimsuit and towel each day.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.
Bluegrass Warriors Wrestling Club will have preseason workouts for wrestlers in grades 3 through 8. For information contact Coach Myers at 633-0192 or at email@example.com.
Free snow shoveling
Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will shovel driveways for those in need after any significant snowfalls this winter. A list will be compiled of those requesting service, and the snow shovelers will get to as many driveways as possible following the snowfall. Driveways will be evaluated for inclusion on the list. Pre-registration is required. To request this service, call 502-220-8703.
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Artists on Main
Shelby Artists on Main is looking for new artists. Be a part of the gallery and have your work seen regularly. For more information call 633-7273.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small womens’ or mens’ groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Judy at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Nurse Aid training
Nurse Aid training classes will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. in the Louisville area. Phlebotomy and EKG classes are also offered monthly. Call 502-561-3771 for more information.